Miami native Xavier Manrique studied Marketing & Film at The George Washington University and the New York Film Academy. He is known for his great knack for story telling and his ability to capture natural, sexy, and carefree moments.

In addition to directing his own projects, he has produced for the On-Air sectors of NBC Universal. In 2007, he produced his first feature-length film with Peruvian director Ricardo de Montreuil. The film, entitled ‘Mancora’, includes a great cast as well as key Latin-cinema industry figures. The film has had great critical acclaim and has been accepted into the internationally prestigious 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

For the past couple of years, Xavier, has been working alongside director David Frankel on several films including, The Big Year, and most recently Hope Springs.

Currently, Xavier is developing his directorial debut for feature film, ‘CHRONICALLY METROPOLITAN’.